This painting is the amongst the most important works of this artist that appeared on the market the last 30 years.
It represents an animated view of the Bosphorus, Constantinople.
Painted on canvas
Signed and dated 1857 right below.
In perfect condition.
The Golden horn is often described as the world's greatest natural harbor. It is a flooded river valley which flows into the Bosphorus. The legend says that the Byzantines threw in so many valuables, that the water glistened with gold.
In this painting Gudin takes the majestic skyline of the old city, including the Yeni Mosque, the Suleymaniye Mosque in the distance.
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17 500 €